Toxic forever chemicals, which never break down in the natural environment or the human body, have been found in drinking water supplies in England.
Although we typically stray from doomsday-type news on Fridays, the fact that England’s drinking water is confirmed to contain toxic forever chemicals is the kind of information we have to share.
A recent report from the UK’s Drinking Water Inspectorate (DWI) has found that hundreds of drinking water samples across England contain perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), a substance used in cosmetics, clothing, food packaging, and firefighting foams.
In other words, the products we use to make daily life more convenient are leaving us worse off.
However, the ban came too late, as PFAs fall under the category of ‘forever chemicals’ which never break down in the natural environment or the bodies of humans and animals.
In other words, they are here to stay in our drinking water (and inside us, inevitably) – unless governing bodies identify ways to efficiently eliminate them from our resources.